sally 123 wrote:
well I signed to say I am looking for work. The person dealing with me was under pressure working on her own, so didn't have time to do a job search,-meaning question me on what I had written in my "little booklet". She (excuse all the she's)(Lets call her Doris) was so far behind, Doris actually confessed to me, she felt like crying , "silly to say that isn't it" I simply said "not in here it isn't" Doris- what are job centre staff's title ? officer? anyway Doris then found out, I wasn't the same person, as the person on the card Doris had signed , meaning I wouldn't have got any money on friday. Now you tell me who would have got the blame?, no-one would have believed me. when I said, I was there and I signed on time.
It was infact me who noticed another signature, the line above where I was asked to sign. Doris actually said , "oh I wish you had noticed before"!!!! I just laughed , then I said "give me a job here and pay me , I might notice a lot more". How could I notice when Doris kept all the paper work? Mistakes happen don't they, but it's who is believed.
Sally, it's simply a testament to the incompetence of most of the people who work in job centres - as well as the pointlessness of the system they operate in. If you have qualifications and expect work in a particular profession, they are clueless and tell you to get on and find work yourself. If you are looking for less skilled work, they'll probably treat you like vermin anyway and try to force you in to clearly unsuitable vacancies. Meanwhile, all the time they need evidence of you having done a few searches on the internet, submitted a CV or some other token gesture.
Perhaps the central flaw is that one organisation cannot possibly understand and keep on top of all the job markets in all sectors of the economy. Wouldn't it be more helpful to instead direct people to sector-specific job agencies that can understand people's needs and give tailored help so people apply for appropriate jobs, resulting in a higher success rate and people finding work faster?